EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Cabin Filter Replacement: Subaru Legacy 2000-2004

Honda City helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

The cabin air filter in your 2004 Subaru Legacy filters the air that is blown from your heater or air conditioner into the cabin of your Legacy. You need to change it at least once a year or every 20,000 miles. Replacing the cabin air filter (also know as the dust filter, hvac filter, pollen filter, air conditioner filter and hepa filter) will improve the air quality of your Legacy, will put less strain on your heating and air conditioning system and can increase your gas mileage. These filters are fairly inexpensive, so check out our parts page for great deals on a new one (tip: buy several - they don't expire and you will be able to quickly swap the old one out for a fresh one).

Not all Subarus have a cabin air filter and for some models, the inclusion of a cabin air filter depends on what trim level you have (L). Newer cars are more likely to have a cabin air filter than older models. If your Legacy has a funky odor when you turn on the heat or air conditioner, or it seems like the fan doesn't work as well as it used to, replacing your cabin air filter is a quick and cheap fix! The video above shows you the cabin air filter location in your Legacy and how to change it!

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Engine Light Is On: 2000-2004 Subaru Legacy - What to Do
    Do not ignore this!

    A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Fix a Flat Tire: Subaru Legacy (2000-2004)
    Change a flat tire

    Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Oil & Filter Change Subaru Legacy (2000-2004)
    Complete oil & filter change

    Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Check Power Steering Level Subaru Legacy (2000-2004)
    Check power steering fluid level

    Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Transmission Fluid Leak Fix: 2000-2004 Subaru Legacy
    How to seal minor transmission fluid leaks

    Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • Battery Replacement: 2000-2004 Subaru Legacy
    Replace your car battery

    Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon
  • See all videos for the 2001 Subaru Outback
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools